Andy Lovell

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Andy Lovell
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-07-28) 28 July 1970 (age 44)
Original team Glenorchy (TFL)
Debut Round 3, 1988, Melbourne
v. Geelong, at the MCG
Height/Weight 180 cm / 82 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1988–1995
1996–1998
Total
Melbourne
West Coast
121 (146)
043 0(20)
164 (166)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1998 season.

Anthony 'Andy' Lovell (born 28 July 1970) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne and West Coast in the Victorian and Australian Football Leagues (VFL/AFL).

As a teenager Lovell had been a wood chopper which earned him the nickname 'Chopper' and his father Greg was a world champion at the sport. Lovell attended Melbourne High School for one year (1988) and was a member of the School's 1st XVIII alongside Matthew Knights, Stephen Tingay, Stephen Ryan and John Ahern, footballers who also later played in the VFL and AFL.

Lovell was recruited to Melbourne from Tasmanian club Glenorchy and in his debut season played in their losing Grand Final to Hawthorn Football Club. A ruck-rover, Lovell was handy near goals and in a game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) against Richmond in 1993 he kicked a career best eight goals as his side won by a record 121 points. The previous year he ran second in Melbourne's Best and fairest.

Lovell was traded to West Coast for the 1996 AFL season and spent three years in their midfield before retiring. He later became coach of the Sandringham Zebras and is currently an assistant coach at the Gold Coast Suns.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy Lovell joins Gold Coast Suns as assistant coach to Guy McKenna". AAP. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

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